The cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s yearly Comic-Con preview issue has been released, and it features The Dark Tower, It gives us our first official look at Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black.
Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower saga spans eight novels along with a few assorted short stories and comic books. New movie “picks elements from throughout these writings to assemble a new take on the story of Roland the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and his pursuit of the sorcerer known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), who intends to collapse the tower and rule the ruins and chaos alongside a sinister force known as the Crimson King.”
The upcoming issue will be packed full of information regarding the film, and they offer a list of some of what you will find including another photo of Elba at the bottom:
The movie also stars Abbey Lee as Tirana and Fran Kranz as Pimli withKatheryn Winnick, Jackie Earl Haley, and Richard Sayre.
The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.
The Dark Tower is set to be released on February 17th, 2017.